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 on: July 22, 2017, 07:39:02 AM 
Started by Matt Revington - Last post by Ric Gillespie
Has anyone returned from the Tarawa Post Office yet?


Yes, everybody is back home.  No bones came back with them.  That's about all I know.  Tom King has yet to make his report.

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 on: July 21, 2017, 07:20:21 PM 
Started by Matt Revington - Last post by Steve Lyle Gunderson

As well as describing the dogs Tom King is quoted as wanting to investigate a story that the bones from 1940 ended up the Tarawa post office.


Has anyone returned from the Tarawa Post Office yet?
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 on: July 21, 2017, 08:25:16 AM 
Started by Gary Vance - Last post by Ric Gillespie
A friend of mine wrote the following about all this:

"Good drama and true facts are only occasional bedfellows"

And sadly we have reached a point in our society where we have to make a distinction between "true facts" and the other kind.

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 on: July 21, 2017, 08:21:59 AM 
Started by Gary Vance - Last post by Andrew M McKenna
First I've heard the authenticity of the book is being question.  Any details?

Pure desperation.  The date is a librarian stamp, not a copyright.  So?  Why would a librarian stamp the book as being received in 1935 if it was not received in 1935?  The book is not bound but is two-hole punched and the pages secured with cord - therefore the picture could have been added to the book later.  Really?  The rest of the book puts the photo in context with the authors travels.  There is no evidence that any pages were added later.

A friend of mine wrote the following about all this:

"Good drama and true facts are only occasional bedfellows"

amck

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 on: July 20, 2017, 02:25:47 PM 
Started by Ric Gillespie - Last post by Scott C. Mitchell
Noting the above, that must have been a heck of landing for Amelia, exhausted from stress and lack of sleep, on a narrow band of angled shoreline possibly with a sheet of water catching one or both wheels, with possible gusts of wind coming from seaward.  Hats off to Amelia as pilot of her craft!  With the description above of the jagged shoreline just beyond the ocean's reach, she really was caught between the devil and deep blue sea -- and she pulled it off.

Scott
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 on: July 20, 2017, 10:03:46 AM 
Started by Paul Blackman - Last post by Ric Gillespie
However if the fundamental premise of the Japanese capture theory is a cover up then presumably all bets are off, right ?

Right.  It's a basic tenet of conspiracy theories that absence of evidence is proof of a cover up. 

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 on: July 20, 2017, 10:03:07 AM 
Started by Gary Vance - Last post by Greg Daspit
First I've heard the authenticity of the book is being question.  Any details?

The date is a librarian stamp, not a copyright.  So?  Why would a librarian stamp the book as being received in 1935 if it was not received in 1935?  The book is not bound but is two-hole punched and the pages secured with cord - therefore the picture could have been added to the book later.  Really?  The rest of the book puts the photo in context with the authors travels.  There is no evidence that any pages were added later.
In addition to the stamp, if you look on web page 113 there appears to be a printing notice.
http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/1223403/99?platform=hootsuite

This was translated on this forum by "Bonnie". I ran the character she translated as "printing" through an online translator and did translate to "Printing"
https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/busy-time-for-project-amelia-earhart-flyer.572498/page-8
She also talks about the binding being typical.
See PDF for with her translation annotated to what appears be a printing notice at the back of the book.

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 on: July 20, 2017, 09:55:06 AM 
Started by Paul Blackman - Last post by Paul Blackman
To the first two questions, on balance probably not. However if the fundamental premise of the Japanese capture theory is a cover up then presumably all bets are off, right ?

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 on: July 20, 2017, 09:45:34 AM 
Started by Paul Blackman - Last post by Ric Gillespie
- is there a second copy of the book anywhere and if loosebound does it include the same photo ? Or does it have a stamp ?

Would you similarly question the validity of a book in the Library of Congress?

- is there any chance that librarians in Japan in the 1930's didn't get a new stamp every year or that someone used the wrong one for whatever reason ?

Is there any reason at all to think that the National Library of Japan would be that incompetent?

- who were the people looking remarkably like Amelia and Fred on a dock in Jaluit in 1935/1937/1940 and what were they doing there with "Amelia" staringly wistfully at what looks like a wrecked kite on the back of a barge.

There are no people looking remarkably like Amelia and Fred.  There is no barge. There is no airplane.  This is pure pareidolia

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 on: July 20, 2017, 09:30:31 AM 
Started by Paul Blackman - Last post by Paul Blackman
John / Bill / Ric

Thank you for your indulgence in my "testing the Hypothesis" and the superfast responses, impressive indeed.

On balance I'm inclined to agree with all of you and thank you for pointing out where I was misinformed. For closure, I guess we just need to figure out:

- is there a second copy of the book anywhere and if loosebound does it include the same photo ? Or does it have a stamp ?
- is there any chance that librarians in Japan in the 1930's didn't get a new stamp every year or that someone used the wrong one for whatever reason ?
- who were the people looking remarkably like Amelia and Fred on a dock in Jaluit in 1935/1937/1940 and what were they doing there with "Amelia" staringly wistfully at what looks like a wrecked kite on the back of a barge.

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